Color zoo / Lois Ehlert.

By: Ehlert, LoisContributor(s): Ehlert, Lois [ill] | Rossner, Bettina [tyg] | J.B. Lippincott Company [pbl] | Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : J.B. Lippincott, c1989Edition: 1st edDescription: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0397322593; 9780397322596; 0397322607 (lib. bdg.); 9780397322602 (lib. bdg.)Subject(s): Colors -- Juvenile fiction | Shapes -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Color -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Juvenile literature | Visual perception -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 701/.8 LOC classification: ND1490 | .E35 1989Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1990.Summary: Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.
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Art techniques used: Bright flat color seen through a clever variety of die cut shapes.

Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1990.

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PreS-Gr 1-- This uniquely designed book features a series of cutouts stacked so that with each page turn, a layer is removed to reveal yet another picture. Each configuration is an animal: a tiger's face (a circle shape) and two ears disappear with a page turn to leave viewers with a square within which is a mouse. The mouse's square frame, removed, reveals a fox. There are three such series, and each ends with a small round-up of the shapes used so far. That's not all. On the reverse of the turned page is the shape cutout previously removed with the shape's printed name. While the tiger and lion are not easy to identify in their geometrically shaped components, children will readily name the seven others and will delight in identifying both animals and shapes. Boldly designed pages easily carry to the rear of the room during story hours, and brilliant juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors will make children's eyes tingle. --Susan Hepler, formerly at Windsor Public Library, Conn. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Lois Ehlert was born November 9, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Layton School of Art. She has also worked as an art teacher, freelance illustrator, and designer. Her work as an author and an illustrator has appeared in countless publications and has received numerous awards and honors.

In addition to creating books, Ehlert has produced toys, games, clothes for children, posters, brochures, catalogs, and banners. She has received the Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for Color Zoo, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Snowballs, the Booklist Editors' Choice for Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklórico Mexicano, the IRA Teachers' Choice and NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts for Feathers for Lunch, the American Library Association Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

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